Workers from China barred from Sarawak – Uggah

By S. Harrish

SARAWAK government has frozen the entry of all Chinese workers with immediate effect as it fights to control the spread of Covid-19 in the state.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this was decided this morning after an urgent meeting to discuss additional measures that needed to be taken to control the spread.

“We are drawing up a comprehensive plan to tighten security at all our borders’ entry points. We will freeze entry of all workers from China with immediate effect.

“We will have a more detailed entry form for people coming into the state, including Sarawakians working and living elsewhere,” he said, according to the Vibes.

The committee met with the state Health Department and other relevant government agencies to discuss the matter.

“The pandemic is spreading very fast throughout Sarawak and we do not have any vaccine yet, so there is an urgent need to enhance our security measures.

“The public must help us and play their part, too, if we want to see a halt in the number of infections.”

Sarawak has recorded 33 deaths and 3,704 Covid-19 cases so far.